Thomas, a three-year letterwinner, helped lead the Crushers to back to back LHAC and District VI titles and a trip to the state semifinal in 2016. Last year, she scored her 1,000th point and currently sits fifth in school history. With 1,244 points, she is on pace to become the school’s all time leading scorer this season. Currently, Patty Bradley (’80) holds that record with 1,685 points. Thomas has added 538 rebounds, 392 assists, and 236 steals in her career.
Thomas commented, “I am excited to continue my basketball career at St. Francis University. I chose St. Francis because I believe that it provides me with the best opportunity to excel as a student-athlete at the collegiate level. I love the style and pace of the game that Coach Haigh has developed. I want to thank my parents, siblings, and family for pushing me to become who I am today as an athlete and a person. I am appreciative of the endless support that Bishop McCort’s faculty, coaches, and student body have provided me throughout my time as a Crusher. I am excited about the upcoming season as we have a hard-working group of girls with ambitious goals.”
“Haley is an exceptional athlete and an even better person. Her work ethic and dedication on the court and in the classroom have helped her attain success at the highest level. She routinely helps others, and in doing so, has become a role model to many of our student athletes. I am confident that Haley’s success will continue at the collegiate level,” said athletic director Tim Schultz.
Haley is the daughter of Tim and Mary Thomas.